Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers guests no shortage of intriguing recreational opportunities, especially for guests staying at an oceanfront property like this one. Hotel Riu Palace Mexico is one of the best options for those who prefer to have many on-site options and give new activities a try.

Because the resort has a total of 2 pools on-site, you likely won't have any problem claiming enough room to relax by the water. One of the bonuses is that this property is also located adjacent to the coast, meaning that there are many ways to play in the water throughout your stay. There is also a whirlpool at this vacation destination, an amenity appreciated by exhausted travelers and couples alike.

Dedicated travelers who want to maintain their shape during vacation can do so at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis fanatics, because vacationers staying here can take advantage of the on-site tennis facilites. You will find 2 courts on-site. An evening match on their lighted courts would be a nice alternative to hot daytime play.

If you're interested in other places to stay like this, you may want to compare Hotel Riu Palace Mexico to other hotels in the area that also have courts, including Occidental Allegro Playacar and Gala Beach Resort Playacar.


Though pristine beaches delight tourists every year, some vacationers are equally pleased that the Caribbean islands have established some top-notch golf sites, like the on-site course at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are some other courses very close. Well- known courses in the area are Playacar Golf Course, El Camaleon Mayakoba, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. All of them are within 13 and a half miles and the nearest one of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is just a meager trip off from the property, so it won't be hard to plan on a quick trip for some rounds on the links. There are 18 total holes at this nearby course. This par 72 course is 6269 yards long. If you're considering reserving a tee time, you can reach the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


While visiting Mexico you may want to try out a new recreational sport. Hotel Riu Palace Mexico offers a number of different options, so you are sure to find a watersport to enjoy, regardless of your style. Check out the following list, which names the watersports offered at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing

Family Activities

Your kids will have everything they need to stay entertained at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, which has tons of family-friendly offerings.

There is a game room on-site, an enjoyable diversion for guests of all ages. There's a playground too, where children can safely release all that energy. Busy families can also rely on the organized children's program to keep their kids entertained at the property. Most parents know the rarity of an excursion without their kids. At this hotel they give parents an opportunity to go out by themselves, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Guests who look forward to live entertainment just steps from their rooms might be disappointed; Hotel Riu Palace Mexico doesn't host any live shows.

Expect to find entertainment about 7 days per week. Needless to say, the frequency may vary. If you want to learn more about their on-property entertainment, contact the resort at (984) 877-4200.

Despite the lack of live entertainment, you'll find a couple of bars where guests can mingle after dark.

You'll also find a few nearby accommodations with after-dark activities of their own. None of the lodgings immediately surrounding your property have significantly high ratings with regards to nightlife, but they will offer you a bit of variety. Check out those displayed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Hotel Riu Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Gala Beach Resort Playacar Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 6 check
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Reef Playacar 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 --


Not every property in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has a spa of their own, but Hotel Riu Palace Mexico is one pleasant place that can provide their guests a fun (sometimes necessary) way to relax under the care of talented professionals. The list below shows some of the services available at the spa:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The beauty salon on the property offers both a relaxing and convenient way to start looking and feeling your best for a romantic evening.

On top of the activities found on the property, travelers who like exploring shouldn't ever find a lack of exciting sites to see and things to do in Mexico. Regardless of whether you're looking to spend time at the beach or enjoy a couple rounds of golf, you can find lots of other opportunities for recreation close-by. Investigate these pages to read more about fishing, riding a bike or scooter, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, and other activities.


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